AAIB investigation to Cessna U206C Super Skywagon, G-BPGE
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 11 June 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 17 January 2015
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Cessna U206C Super Skywagon
- Strathallen Airfield, Perthshire
Engine failure followed by runway overrun during forced landing, Strathallen Airfield, Perthshire, 17 January 2015.
Whilst climbing in preparation to drop five parachutists, the engine failed at a height of 3,000 ft. The pilot landed back on Runway 28 at Strathallen Airfield, but the aircraft overran the end of the runway, travelling through a fence and hedge before coming to a stop. The pilot and parachutists were uninjured. The number five and six piston connecting rods were found to have failed and damaged the crankcase allowing engine oil to escape.
Published: 11 June 2015
Date of occurrence: 17 January 2015